New York Travel

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When the lights go down in the city…. New York in winter is the best time to go.  Rates are lower, restaurant reservations are easier & stores are still on sale. Dress warm in your Burberry Brit coat and ear muff. Check out new hotels or better yet stay in a true classic.  The secret value tip? Shop consignment!  Don’t even think the stores are small, cramped spaces w/tattered clothing. Expect them clean, well lit w/fabulous designer names but without the designer price tag.

Does being married or single influence Where2Stay? Do you want your hotel hip & modern (perfect for singles (S)) or quiet & elegant (perfect for married (M))?  Sometimes you want to “marry” the two (MS).


The Venerable Classics – Timeless Elegance

Villard at the Palace    NY Palace   The Waldorf Astoria

Waldorf Astoria The name says it all. “Experience the Legend” of this grand hotel.  Seeped in history this iconic Park Avenue location will create unforgettable moments . Be sure to reserve the Towers, a hotel within a hotel for classic art deco rooms & suites, private check in and lounge. Have cocktails and jazz in Peacock Alley.  You’re guaranteed to be seen by everyone in your Bodycon dress. It’s perfect for a romantic getaway or place to meet that first date. (MS)

Palace Hotel  A hotel fit for a queen. Combining the historic & gorgeous Villard mansion w/ a 55 floor modern tower this newly remodeled hotel ($140 million) will take your breath away. Rooms luxurious, location is perfect. Dark seductive Trouble’s Trust is the bar to travel single and get into trouble in those Stuart Weitzman Booties. (MS


New, Hot and Edgy

Mirror Mirror...   The View from the Viceroy Hotel Americano

Viceroy New York – Most highly anticipated opening. Happening rooftop lounge courtesy of the Gerber group. Travel w/ your single friends (S)

Hotel Americano -this brand new ultra modern, downtown hotel near hip Chelsea will blow you away. Building designed by Mexican architect Enrique Norton, interior by Arnaud Montigny (of Collette Paris fame); his first American project. Yes, a bit of form over function but with Japanese inspired rooms (think beds on platforms), chic restaurants (wear your printed leggings) and the High-line outside your door do we really care? A perfect travel trip for singles. (S)


Where2Dine – The Classic is reborn

Dive in    Dig In to Meat

Dine at Villard Michel Richard in the Palace Hotel.  This Michelin star chef offers fine dining (stunning glass inclosed wine cube) or the more casual but equally exquisite Bistro. At the Bistro we ate the best crab cakes, chicken and splurged on the mind blowing banana split. Might make the RVN dress a bit tight but it was worth it!

New Kid on the Block – Meat is Back Head to Tribeca to Mark Forgione’s new American Cut for cool decor, steak, thick fries and great martinis.  Warning…Every New York trip must include Minetta Tavern. Always buzzy, best hamburger in town, hidden behind red velvet drapes. Tip:Don’t miss new hot spots Charlie Bird and La Esquina


Where2Shop – Consignment

Womens Consigment Clothing           Pick A NameDesign to Consign

Stroll Madison Avenue to our favorite store Michael’s, in business for 60 years. At 79th st climb to the second floor where you’ll find Prada, Channel, Louis Vuitton & more all in perfect condition.  We can tell you firsthand our special fur coats, (dresses, (find that perfect one for you’re first date) and fur bags are from here. Jaw dropping prices! Michel’s daughter Laura now runs the store.  Tell her Wear2Where sent you. Absolute value!

Madison Ave is a treasure trove of consignment shops. Try Roundabout on 72nd off Madison, Encore on 84th and Colette on 92nd st.


Where2Play at night

TAO Downtown Fat Cat  Goldbar NYC

Head to Goldbar the most sophisticated bar in town.  Behind velvet ropes you enter a room dripping in gold from ceiling to walls. Immense crystal chandeliers & if you look closely, you’ll see 2500 gold skulls on the wall  Two other finds- the new Tao in the Maritime w/ its huge Buddha & immense dining room &  Fat Black Pussycat Bar on 3rd St.  Don’t let the name fool you. Descend the dark staircase into an underground bar and nightclub.  Excellent music.

Like cigars? Like dark smoky rooms? Head to Lexington & 73rd for Bars and Books



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Spa Travel

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More Bliss


Imagine this- can you look any happier?  Leave your responsibilities behind and head to a spa. Indulge, recharge and prepare yourself for another year. Grab your friends, partner or would you rather be alone? Just add sneakers. There is the perfect spa and resort waiting for you.


Does being married or single influence Where2Stay? Do you want your hotel hip & modern (perfect for singles (S)) or quiet & elegant (perfect for married (M))?  Sometimes you want to “marry” the two (MS).  


             Double Trouble        In-Bloom-by-Jonquil-Sparkle-Babydoll-Thong       Couples Massage

Spa for couples:

Sanctuary Resort, Paradise Valley Arizona – This 5 star resort nestled in the Camelback mountain range is a phenomenal couple’s getaway. Fabulous pool, award winning dining in their Elements Restaurant wearing that Mary Katrantzou dress, or cocktails outside by the fire at their Jade Bar (drinking is allowed). Oh yes the spa –  Zen meditation gardens, Asian inspired treatments, Watsu pool, tennis, golf & fitness classes will reinvigorate you. That’s good for a Jonquil nightie, candles, goose down feather beds & Frette sheets await you. The perfect romantic getaway! (MS)


Mayflower Inn & Spa – Warning: cold, crisp air & snow await at this New England spa in Washington, Connecticut. This special idyllic getaway offers 30 rooms w/ deep soaking tubs, fireplaces, DVD players & unique antique 4 poster beds. A romantic hotel for a couples vacation. Indulge in spa treatments all day, meditate or go cross country skiing. A bottle of wine awaits you at night. Zip into that Fila top & have him unzip you. Wine will do that to you.  (MS)


Alone Time Spa Getaway  Beauty Time

 Spa for Singles

Cal-a-Vie -Vista, California – Imagine taking time just for you. A true single vacation (or w/girlfriends) where a wellness program is created just for you. Visualize yourself getting a 3D or hydro lift facial (not sure what it is but we want one), doing a muscle melt or a rock n roll relax class. Take aqua yoga or learn tai- chi. Visit their meditation chapel & candlelit labyrinth. Carry your gold clear tote & be ready for anything. Return home a new woman! (S)

Red Mountain Resort – Ivins, Utah – for the more adventurous, how about the resort next door to Snow Canyon State Park. Let their “Adventure Concierge” plan your outdoor activities. Hike in your breathable yoga pants &  the clean air will clear your mind..  Fitness classes such as Bootyque 47, Drums Alive and Flirty Girl Fitness will make it fun. Indulge in their Body Shaper & Ultimate Hydrator massage. Rates are affordable – a true value retreat! (S)


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Co-Authored by: Jady Chuang

Christmas Gifts…San Francisco

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Take a bite out of Christmas     TAKE A BITE OUT OF CHRISTMAS       Xmas Lips







He will look adorable in Elf Boxer Briefs. Equally sexy is your Natori “Trace Tanga” lingerie. Add Rouge Pur red lipstick from YSL . Have him purring out of your hand. Feeling revealing?  Play Kinky Vows Card Game.  The winner will feed you  Christmas Cake pops. Add silver champagne cufflinks for a bit of flash on your special night. Going commando? Instant underpants solves that problem. An incredible piece of jewelry by Evie Talmus will guarantee he loves you





Imagine a mai-tai in hand, sand between your toes & the incredible Pacific Ocean.  Hawaii is your romantic getaway. TRAVEL ESSENTIALS – a jet bag to bring your wine w/out exploding, a Go Pro camera to take a picture of her in Alexander McQueen, backgammon to keep your mind stimulated, a Windows Surface ( yes, you have to stay in touch) Incredible indulgence – a Tumi mixology setHot Tip the new TRU carry on luggage that separates into three parts.






Warning: Sexy red bathrobe can be hazardous to your health (so is his powerful Acqua di Parma cologne). Snuggle up to watch the revolutionary Samsung Curved Panel HDTV. Your new Gaggia Expresso maker will help you wake up. As he gets ready to ride his new toy – a Martone bicycle he’ll wear his red Dior ribbed sweater, Puma sneakers & Nike FuelBand. Men love jewelry so his Victorinox Swiss Army watch will guarantee his love! As will the Billiard Table.


Co-Author: Jady Chuang & Behroze Palia